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PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.

According to the Kole District woman legislator Judith Alyek, this authority was suggested in the children’s Act that was passed two years ago.

Yesterday Judith Akello initiated a motion in Parliament urging Government to expedite implementation of all policies and legislations relating to children.

Alyek told Parliament that children’s rights are greatly infringed upon by mainly close relatives, but no enabling laws are in place to address these issues.

However the State Minister for youth Florence Kiyingi said that plans are underway to resolve this gap.

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DRAMA IN KATO LUBWAMA ELECTION PETITION

High court judge Margret Oguli Oumo is expected to give her ruling on whether Habib Buwembo is a registered voter of Rubaga South ahead of the hearing of an application that he filed as a Rubaga South Voter seeking permission to file

2 CHINESE WOMEN FOUND DEAD

By UTN Reporter

Kampala – One man has been arrested in connection with the death of two female Chinese nationals who were found dead in a house in Nakulabye, Kikoni a Kampala Suburb.

EC Introduces Location Slips For Polls

Kampala – The Electoral Commission has introduced new Location Slips to be used by voters on the voting day to determine their polling stations. The Location Slips spells out the polling station for a particular voter, which is seen as a remedy to transferring voters’ names from their known polling centers. The slips will be used in the Feb 18th Polls, and will be required by

UPDF DEPLOYS IN HOIMA FOREST RESERVES

By UTN Reporter

Hoima - The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has heavily deployed armed men in several forest reserves Hoima, Kibale and other districts in Bunyoro Kingdom. The reserves that are under intense army deployment include Bugoma Central Reserve, Kagombe Forest Reserve, Kanaga and Gurama forests reserves all in Kibale District.

HIGH COURT TO RULE ON BAGUMA’S BAIL RELEASE TOMORROW

High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene will tomorrow give his ruling that will determine whether he releases on bail or not jailed former Kampala Central Station boss Aaron Baguma.

Baguma who is currently on remand at Kigo government prison, is facing murder charges

BOMBERS OFF FOR OLYMPICS

Kampala - The National Council of Sports has flagged off the national boxing team – Bombers to the Olympic game qualifiers in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The team comprised of five players and two officials plays the Cameron National side in the quest for the Olympics qualification. Among the players include Sula Segawa,

INVESTORS DECRY TAX HIKE

Kampala - Foreign companies are asking the government and especially the finance ministry to review on the import duty to save the investment sector in Uganda. Many of these have noted with concern the high taxes levied on them to do business in the country. This comes in days after the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija proposed a cocktail of taxes in the post-election budget.

HENRY KAJURA OUT

1st Deputy Premier and Public Service Minister Henry Kajura

Attorney General Ruhindi Fred…is also trailing in Nakawa.

Minister Vicent Nyanzi loses

FULL READING OF MBABAZI VS M7 ELECTION PETITION

The Supreme Court is expected this Friday to read out its full and detailed judgment in the presidential election petition in which former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi lost to President Museveni.

The reading of the full judgment was confirmed by the Registrar of